Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces gained the support of 140 colleagues who pledge to vote to repeal sequestration of national defense.

“The sequestration of national defense is a senseless budget tactic that continues to threaten the readiness of our military and our national security,” said Chairman Turner. “An overwhelming 141 Members of Congress, meaning the majority of the House of Representatives GOP Conference, support the repeal of defense sequestration to ensure our country’s safety.

“Now is the time for Congress to take immediate action to repeal defense sequestration. If we fail to do so, our military’s capabilities will continue to atrophy, our force size will continue to shrink, and our military will continue to assume more risk.

“Repealing defense sequestration allows the Administration to submit a fiscal year 2018 budget request that is capability driven, begins the process of rebuilding our military, and reverses the damaging policies of the previous Administration.”

The full letter can be viewed here.